Family Tropical Adventure tour in Costa Rica

Family fun trip for 8 days in Costa Rica

Escape to a tropical country for a great family vacation!

Costa Rica promises to delight everyone, kids and adults alike.
Between water experiences or sensational activities in the jungle, this trip will be a real adventure.

Don’t worry, good moments of relaxation such as evenings in the thermal waters await you.

Also, you will discover an exceptional fauna and flora, through some of the most sumptuous national parks of the country.

You will enjoy the comfort of our best family hotels.
Give a tropical touch to your family holidays !

Length of stay: 8 days

Kind: Must-see tours

Fix: Suitable for children

Countries visited: Costa Rica

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Day 1 : Juan Santamaria Airport

Welcome to Costa Rica !

Your driver will be waiting for you at Juan Santamaria International Airport, near San Jose, at an altitude of 1,150 metres in the heart of the Central Valley, to take you to your hotel. Night at Buena Vista Chic Hotel.

Superior Balcony room.

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Day 2 : San José

Recovery of your rental vehicle

*Info : You will find in the other services section of your quotation, all the information about your vehicle.* Car rental :

Suzuki Jimny or similar (2 people)

Dahiatsu Bego or similar (3 people)

Hyundai Tucson or similar (4 people)

Hyundai Santa Fe or similar (5 people)

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar (6 people)

Hyundai H1 or similar (7 to 9 people)

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Including the following:

– Mandatory insurance

– Unlimited mileage

– 1 additional driver – offered – Basic mandatory insurance included – Rent of a Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle to benefit from an internet connection during your travel. Possibility of connecting up to 5 devices and consumption of data included. Road from San José to Poas.

Departure to the Poas Volcano.

*Approximate driving time : 1,5 hours.* Poas Volcano National Park

Visit the Poas Volcano National Park, which, with a diameter of 1.6 km and 300 meters deep, is famous for having one of the largest active crater in the world.

Then visit the small center of vulcanology. A vast terrace offers a breathtaking view of a caldera (collapsed crater) from which emanate sulphurous fumaroles.

*Approximate duration : 1.5 hours.* Departure to La Fortuna and the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Arrival in San Carlos valley and settle in to hotel.

*Note: approximately 3 hours driving.* Relaxation at the Baldi thermal center

Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and fun in the Baldi thermal center. You can enjoy the various thermal baths, swimming pools, waterfalls and slides. The warm waters come directly from the natural hot springs of the Arenal volcano !

*Approximate duration : 4 hours.* Dinner included. Night at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa.

Junior Suite Villa with jacuzzi on the terrace.

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Day 3 : Arenal Volcano

Get ready for some adrenaline in nature !

Start with trails and a series of suspension bridges for an introduction to the flora and fauna of the forest canopy.

Then sit back and relax in a gondola smoothly rising through the rainforest, offering up endless views during its mountainous ascent. This tour is perfect for people willing to take a different approach to admire nature. On tour, you will be attended by a bilingual guide who will point out different characteristics of the flora and fauna and other interesting facts.

Finish your experience with a thrilling zip line tour. You will ride down on a zip line track stretching across canyons and in between treetops.

*Approximate duration : 6 hours.* Night at Lost Iguana Resort & Spa.

Junior Suite Villa with jacuzzi on the terrace.

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Day 4 : Arenal Volcano

Morning rafting on the Balsa River

An experience combining nature and adventure. Enjoy exciting rafting down the Balsa river! During this adventure, you will also have the opportunity to experience relaxing moments while swimming in the natural pools of the river and enjoying the peaceful sound of the surrounding tropical forest. An unforgettable experience!

*Approximate duration : 5 hours.*

*Info 1 : lunch included.*

*Info 2 : you may combine this activity with some ATV or ziplining or canyoning to make it a full day of fun !* Drive from Arenal to Rincon de La Vieja.

Departure for the province of Guanacaste land of Sabaneros, those proud and colourful cowboys.

*Approximate driving time : 4 hours.* Dinner included at the hotel. Night at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Family Superior room.

*Staying at Hacienda Guachipelin, enjoy free access to the hot springs of the Rio Negro, located 15 minutes from the hotel !*

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Day 5 : Rincon de la Vieja volcano

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Explore on your own one or several of the three areas of the Rincon de la Vieja Park (*the Cangreja, las Pailas and Santa Maria*). At the heart of this park stands the massive volcano of the same name. It is the origin of geothermal activity (make sure to spot it during hikes in las Pailas sector or Santa Maria).

You will most likely come across capuchins, howler monkeys and spider monkeys, anteaters, sloths and over 300 species of birds. The park was established in 1973 and concentrates a large amount of orchids or the Guaria morada (Guarianthe skinneri) which is the local flower.

*Info : Cangreja and Las Pailas areas are closed on Mondays. Santa Maria area opens daily but it is more difficult to access during the rainy season.* Hot springs & mud baths

Enjoy a relaxing moment in nature, in the thermal waters of the Rio Negro. On the program : application of volcanic mud with beneficial and invigorating virtues, sauna and thermal waters in nature.

As a bonus, for total relaxation, you can decide to get massages on site.

*Approximate duration : 3 hours.* Dinner included at the hotel. Night at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Family Superior room.

*Staying at Hacienda Guachipelin, enjoy free access to the hot springs of the Rio Negro, located 15 minutes from the hotel !*

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Day 6 : Rincon de la Vieja volcano

Horseback riding & Tubing

After a 45-minute horseback ride through the tropical dry forest, you arrive at La Catarata Victoria, where you receive your own buoy.

You will descend the Río Negro crystal waters and cross rough rapids. This fun experience is one of the most enjoyable ways to cross this part of Rincon de la Vieja.

*Approximate duration* *: 2 hours and a half.* Drive from Rincon de la Vieja to Manuel Antonio.

Departure for the Costa Rican Pacific coast.

*Approximate driving time : 5 hours.* Night at

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Day 7 : Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Today, head to Manuel Antonio National Park, its stunning beaches, coral reef and great fauna and flora variety. Swim in the cristal clear waters, relax on the thin sand beaches, walk in the tropical vegetation…

This is the perfect place to watch numerous animals such as sloths or squirrel monkeys.

*Info : The park is closed on Mondays.* Catamaran adventure

You will set sail towards the horizon and cruise over sapphire hued waves. The catamaran will chart a picturesque course departing from Quepos and gliding around the back of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Your guide will point out notable wildlife and vegetation, so be sure to have your camera ready.

After touring the coastline, your captain will set anchor at Biesanz Bay where you can snorkel or simply rest onboard. You are most likely to spot parrotfish, starfish, angelfish and if you are lucky a dolphin !

During the tour you’ll have a tasty barbecue lunch onboard, while admiring the lovely waterscapes.

*Approximate duration : 5 hours.* Night at

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Day 8 : Manuel Antonio

Drive from Manuel Antonio to San Jose.

Departure to the capital, San Jose.

*Approximate driving time : 3 hours.* Return of your vehicle in one of our local rent a car agencies.

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